The New York Philharmonic said Monday it will drop its scheduled performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony at its annual free Memorial Day concert.
Although best known for her numerous disco-era hits, Donna Summer, who died Thursday at 63, got her start singing in musical theater and opera.
The 77-year-old piano legend is downscaling at the moment, preparing to sell his personal items at Christie's. The process has put him in a reflective mood.
Pope Benedict XVI officially declared the 12th-century composer, mystic, author and physician Hildegard von Bingen to be a saint on Thursday.
Busoni's Piano Concerto is the biggest in the repertoire: five movements, 70 minutes long, both enigmatically philosophical and riotously tuneful, and augmented with a male chorus in the finale to boot.
The Brooklyn-born illustrator and author Maurice Sendak also made his mark in classical music. He talks about his favorite pieces in a 1981 interview on WQXR.
The 13 acres of carefully-manicured Kentucky bluegrass that blanket Central Park’s Great Lawn may get a reprieve this summer when the New York Philharmonic returns for its two summer parks concerts in July.
Yoonshin Song, a 30-year-old violinist who has played with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra since 2010, is the new concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
In the past seven years, more than half of all arts journalism jobs have been eliminated in American newsrooms. A new project seeks new models for local arts journalism in the digital age.
The conductor and violinist Hugo Fiorato, a founding member of the WQXR String Quartet and a fixture with the New York City Ballet, died April 23 at the age of 97.
Conductor Kurt Masur fractured his shoulder blade when he lost his balance and fell off the stage at a concert in Paris on Thursday night, his assistant said on Monday.
Former New York Philharmonic music director Kurt Masur fell off the podium at a concert in Paris as he was leading the Orchestre National de France, a spokeswoman for the orchestra said.
On Monday, the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard spoke with WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon about programming and the distractions a performer sometimes endures.
Alondra de la Parra, the New York-born conductor who made a splash by forming her own orchestra while in her mid 20s, has a new job, as the artistic director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco.
One of the veteran ensembles in chamber music will give its final bow next year. The decision comes five months after two founding members of the ensemble announced their retirement.
The Istanbul prosecutor's office has launched an investigation against the pianist and composer Fazil Say over statements he made on Twitter about organized religion.
Kevin Puts has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for 2012 for his Silent Night, his opera about a cease-fire during World War I.
A season of AMC's “Mad Men” that began with the French pop ditty "Zou Bisou Bisou" has now progressed to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."
On Wednesday, the Mostly Mozart Festival and the Bard Music Festival announced 2012 seasons that will feature respective nods to the animal kingdom.
It's long been known that the London Symphony Orchestra almost traveled to the U.S. aboard the Titanic. Now, new details have emerged as to why the orchestra avoided the doomed liner.